Steroid Injection to Treat Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative, progressive disease. Osteoarthritis of the knee can be due to excessive wear and tear on the knee joint, aging, heredity, traumatic injury, weight gain and repetitive stress injuries. Steroid injection (cortisone shots) can be part of treatment bursitis, gout, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendinitis.
One of the treatments can be an injection of the steroids into the knee. Steroid injection will not fix arthritis in the knee but will decrease the pain and inflammation of the knee. The injection is done when the pain is not getting better with physical therapy or other medications. The injection is safe and can be repeated once every three months. After the injection patient can return to regular activities and lifestyles.
Cortisone injection administered under ultrasound guidance. Ultrasound guidance injection allows visualizing the needle and assures that medication is accurately injected at the right place.